CAMP Best Day!

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The Best Summer Ever! –CAMP BEST DAY

Summer Camp Season   (June 1st– August 31st)

Camps: Each camp theme has been selected and then characterized by ages to better meet group needs, goals, and appropriate overall development. Please contact the center director at (724) 989-6511 to request further information on our programs and tuition rate options.

Not only do we offer camps, the summer season brings with it walks, visitors, and opportunities for ages (6-12). As a group we will go on excursions to visit:

The Firemen at the Fire Hall. We will view demonstrations, have some water fun, and explore the life of a fireman.

The Police Department. Take a peek at what an officer’s office is like, the equipment in their high-tech vehicles and more!

Donahue’s Heating & Cooling Company. To extend our STEM theme, we will watch a live demo

We will select a special day to have a pizza picnic at DeGennaro’s Restaurant Patio.

Dunkin Donuts will make for a sweet visit when we all get to take a walk to the donut store!

We will visit the Sheridan Park for some outdoor fun, picnics, and games at least once a week!

 

Ages (3-5) and (6-12) Will receive visits and extensions on learning specialists. Some examples are:

Yoga Instructor

Sports Coach

Animal Expert

Engineer

Nurse

Banker

State Trooper

Gardener

Art, science and dance demonstrations from our teachers

Special Performances:

Talent Show

Olympic Opener

 

Weekly Camp Themes:

Iconic Inventors: Making your dreams come to life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75okexRzWMk

Toddlers (1-2)

Best Day Ever’s Imagineers are here! The tots will invent their own rhythms and sounds, perform word play, and take part in major imaginative pretend games. Inventing colors are fun using edible paint. Oh wait….did baby Einstein just walk past?

Preschool (3-5)

According to Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.” 
Be awarded with your golden ticket and off to the chocolate factory you will go this week! Preschool students will find their way to the invention room through the lollipops and gumdrops where they will come up with a solution to a problem that they see in the world. They will also create the everlasting gobstopper, dance in the bubble room, and guess the amount of gummy bears in the jar to win the entire chocolate factory.

School Age (6-12)

Imagination. Exploration. Determination. It’s okay to make mistakes, but it’s not okay to give up. Children will make their dreams and visualizations come true with persistence! This week children will sketch their ideas with chalk outside, hypothesize and discover solutions, and create their actual inventions using only the recycled objects provided from a box. Music & Movement gets original when you get to invent your own dance movements and perform.

My House is Underwater: Underwater creatures and their different water environments

Toddlers (1-2)

Throw away your crabby pants this week and head to the sea little captains.

We’ll read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish after we view the many different scales and types of fish. Can you help me find Nemo to bring him back to the coral reef? But before we go on our mission, we will explore textures of what sea creatures feel like. Grab shell dude!

Preschool (3-5)

Grab your snorkeler to see the various underwater creatures and the different types of water environments that they take shell in. What do these nifty creatures munch on? How do they protect themselves from bigger, meaner fish? Do they sleep and snore? Real life water creatures may pay us a visit! Children will also be able to suggest creatures of their specific interests to learn about. Sign up and explore!

School Age (6-12)

Did You Know?…….Jellyfish have been around for more than 650 million years which means they outdate both dinosaurs and sharks. Let’s discover all of this Commotion in the Ocean.  Come and “sea” all of the amazing creatures that live down below.  Observe real live sharks on our iPads to come up with questions for exploration. Do some dolphin tricks and dips with rings! You will even make your own aquarium after learning the basic needs!

Camp Best Day Ever: Become a marshmallow master, hiking, profess the outdoors

Toddlers (1-2)

“A camping we will go. The great outdoors is so much fun. A camping we will go”.   Let’s make a tent and camp out in our toddler room. Rub together some sticks after collecting them to create a campfire where we will sing camp songs, tell jokes and cook up some S’ Mores. Please don’t feed the bears!!!

Preschool (3-5)

Time for S’ More outdoor summer fun! Let’s grab some grub, mix up some bug juice, and leave a path of trail mix to find our way back to the camp site. Will you find everything on our scavenger hunt? Under the stars we can see fireflies that light up the night.

School Age (6-12)

Hurry! Make a backpack checklist and pack your bag to survive the wild outdoors before we go on our hike up to the park. What will you decide to put on your S’More at the S’More stand? You could win the marshmallow master award! We will have a visit from the Master Gardener from Penn State Extension.  Your child will have the opportunity to get ‘down and dirty’ with nature and also learn about some of the ‘little creepers’ that help us (and possibly some of those that just seem to bug us.

Art or Abstract?: The next “Picassos” in the making

Toddlers (1-2)

Hey mini Michelangelo. Or should I call you Monet by the water lilies you paint? Make art with shapes, forms and lines during this colorful week. We will tear up paper to make a collage and shade in our expressive sketches. This week you will be sure to make a masterpiece and evoke some feelings. Sorry for the mess, we are making art and memories here!

Preschool (3-5)

So many ways to paint! So many creations await!   Have you ever used a marble to make a custom piece? Do you have a knack for modeling famous statues from Greece? Communicate through the arts this week and express your unique style.

School Age (6-12)

Those with imagination have wings. Discover. Make something beautiful. Paint masterpieces. To draw you must close your eyes and sing. Use your imagination, you can’t use it up! Paint what you THINK, not what you SEE. Make stuff. Once the colors are mixed, there’s no going back.

Pottery Playhouse will visit us for an art demo and instruction!

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Toddlers (1-2)

Shrimpy scientists and mad math magicians will crack the code to the world around them this week. Watch out for the math ninjas and dancing gummy worms coming your way! C’mon little ones, let’s make our very own rainclouds in jars on a rainy day! We will even hypothesize with goop. Talk about play invitations for these little engineers

Preschool (3-5)

Can you construct gumdrop buildings? Catapult candy corn? Do you know what a scientist does? How plate tectonics become torn? Are you ready to discover, experiment, generate and measure? Dissolve, wonder, think? I hypothesize you’re in for an ooey gooey wacky week!

School Age (6-12)

I’m wondering……I learned……I predict………Take the STEM Challenge and create the tallest cup tower! Design a way to prevent an egg from breaking when dropped from different heights. We will even make our own thunderstorm in the classroom! Make a penny turn green….poor Abraham! Balloon rockets will launch from our playground. You go lab technicians! You’ll even go home with your own lava lamp created and crafted by yours truly.

You Gotta Keep Creating, You Gotta Keep Dancing: Perfecting Performing Arts

Toddlers (1-2)

Best Day Ever Performing Arts School presents to you….drum roll please!…..dramatic play, puppetry, musical games and dance. Pull out your rock star shades and show us your unique talents. You may just be on your way to Hollywood after this week.

Preschool (3-5) & School Age (6-12)

So you think you can perform the arts?! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, this week we will present to you a Broadway production starring the children of the best day ever!   The lights will flicker, the curtains will fall, and the show will go on…..

We will chose a talent, practice and perform it at our talent show this week! Everyone will get the leading role this week during dance, tap and ballet class. Bravo!

Washed Ashore! Water

Toddlers (1-2)

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout, down came the rain and…….This week we dedicate our learning to using one element: water. Water can be hot, warm or ccccold. We can paint with water, make homemade bubbles out of it and even sail our boats on it.

Preschool (3-5)

It’s the most water-ful time of the year! Wander at the water table to touch warm, cold, and ice water. Jump through the sprinkler without getting wet! Mermaid or merman, everyone loves and needs water!

School Age (6-12)

Anchors away! Can you predict if it sinks or floats? Does it dissolve? Can water travel? Chisel an artic animal as a team out of an ice burg. What animal did you release? Roll with the waves and the fun.

Get Ready To Launch!: Outer space Expeditions

Toddlers (1-2)

One night while watching the moon, Moonbear turns to Little Bird and asks, “I wonder what the moon tastes like?” The ever-curious toddlers will begin a quest that ends up taking them all the way to the moon and back again.

Preschool (3-5)

Blast off!  Climb aboard as we head to outer space to discover planets, rocket ships and astronauts.  Set your eyes to the skies, as we explore our solar system.  The children will design and name their own planet.  It will be out of this world!

School Age (6-12)

There’s no place like space so don’t miss the shuttle! We will eat astronaut pudding and mix moon dough! Can you dig it?   We will also make constellations and discover the cosmic stars. You will create and invite the other children to the light show that you’ll perform. A week on another planet can be truly unearthly.

The Olympic Games: Summer Sports

Toddlers (1-2)

Let the games begin! Balloon tennis, pom pom soccer, hula hoops and eye-coordination—Just to name a few!   It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up!

Preschool (3-5) & School Age (6-12)

Best Day Ever is holding its very own Olympic Games this year! We will even hold an opening ceremony. A mix of winter and summer sports competition will take place, but not until after the whistle sounds. Will all countries take home the gold? We won’t know until the games begin!

Welcome to the Big Top! :Circus Circumstances

Toddlers (1-2)

Imagine you own a circus with fantastic incredible animals that perform un-performable tricks. Would you juggle with the monkeys or roll like the acrobats?

Preschool (3-5)

Welcome to the big top! Make sure to balance when you walk the tight rope to enter Best Day Ever! this week. At the entertaining circus, the children will help the lion jump through the ring of fire, make their own cotton candy and become ring masters when they toss rings onto the moving alligator. Learning how to juggle and pretending to dance like an elephant is fun!  Let’s get the show on the road!

School Age (6-12)

Come one. Come all. To the circus hosted by the Best Day Ever crew. Choose your favorite act and watch as others perform spine-chilling attractions.   We will learn basic gymnastics, how to juggle and become vendors!

iKids: The Tech Squad At Your Service

Toddlers (1-2)

An Apple a day keeps the brain at play. Grab your laptops and start your MapQuest into technology by typing, clicking, viewing, and drawing on iPads!   You know you’re an iKid when you can make stop-motion animated films by app and view learning resources with only a tap.

Preschool (3-5)

Advance into the future and discover technology.   Projects, interesting facts, amazing videos, apps and more! Start conversations, find answers, join partners, change minds, make a difference, and drive change. Technology is a tool that we can use to change the world!

School Age (6-12)

The topic this week is technology! Electronics, robotics, telecommunications. We will pretend shop online to make a supplies list with calculated prices to discover what we will need to make our very own robot. We will learn coding and programming tips and tricks. Computer science degrees in the making.

Make-Believe Academy: The Wondrous Fantastical Life of Pretend

Toddlers (1-2)

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? We will get into character when we pretend to cook with Cookie Monster, Sing like Elmo, count like Count, and pull out our magic training wands like Abby Cadabby! It’s a magic carpet ride. Every door will open wide. To happy people like you–

What a beautiful…sunny day…sweepin’ the clouds away…

Preschool (3-5)

Visualize that you are flying on a purple magic carpet. Pretend you just used your magic wand to come up with a top-secret recipe. Make believe that you are able to travel far back in time when dinosaurs roamed. What will you see? Who will you meet? Imagination will take you anywhere this week.

School Age (6-12)

What you imagine, you can create. Experience an unforgettable adventure at Make-Believe Camp. Listen to stories and come up with alternate endings. Solve ancient mysteries, concoct enchanted potions and learn the magical arts. Design your own minecraft structures to lock out the creatures lurking this week.

 

 



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